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Compared to her exuberantly colored textiles, Anna Benham’s new tile designs are more about line and pattern, subtle yet timeless, like the locations throughout Uzbekistan, Jerusalem and other regions which inspired them.

“My aim as an artist is to try and create something that has a longevity, that has a subtle stunningness,” says Benham, who is originally from Bath, England, and now makes her home near Moscow, Idaho. “My style is very English, because I am English, but I love history.”

Benham’s early influences include her father, a craftsman and maker of Windsor chairs, and a neighboring family who made pottery in the midcentury modern style. Stronger still was the influence of Bath itself, whose history is a panoply of cultures and styles, from initial occupation by the Romans in the first century AD to the city’s revival during the 18th century as a resort town in the Georgian architectural style.

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Despite being surrounded by the arts and attending Glasgow School of Art, Benham didn’t initially see herself as an artist. She had early success, however, with her paintings which were soon translated into a range of fashion and home décor items, launching a lengthy and celebrated career.

Then a few years ago, Benham connected with Quarry Tile, a Spokane Valley tile manufacturer, and spent the next few years learning a new design process. Working with a Northwest-inspired color palette — grays, blues, earth tones — Benham creates a single, square design. The company then uses digital technology to translate the design into glaze that’s applied to mostly local clay tiles. Once fired, the tiles are waterproof like any commercial tile, yet slight variations in the glaze application lend the tiles a hand-painted look.

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5 fabulous pink bathroom tile ideas that nail 2021’s biggest interior trend

Pink: it’s a huge trend for 2021 – so why not put it in the bathroom? Just try and look at these pink bathroom tile ideas and not want to add just a touch of this stylish hue to your bathroom. We are certainly tempted! Pink bathrooms are everywhere right now, and in so many different forms too, from bright Barbie dream house vibe spaces to traditional rose filled rooms. It can be as subtle or as full-on as you like, have a look at our great design ideas below and see which you love the best! 

If you are after more bathroom ideas, check out our full feature too. And pink lovers you definitely need to check out our pink room ideas gallery next. 

1. Mix blush pink with darker hues for a statement look

What’s great about this bathroom is the contrasting textures – the matt black painted walls and the shimmery pink tiles that work as a splashback. The result is a modern look which means you might be able to persuade your other half to say yes to a hint of pink in your bathroom! The accessories and the irregular shaped basin break up the scheme and the wooden worktop adds an extra texture. Go for it! 

2. Give pink bathroom tiles an art deco vibe

Chunky brass taps, a marble bath surround and these delightful square pink tiles all make for a fabulous designer style bathroom. And we adore the black Crittall window that is cleverly mimicked in the black edging around the tiles and across the top half of the wall. Shiny shiny tiles are back so go for all out gloss and be bold with your choices. 

3. Use pink tiles to zone your bathroom 

These rectangular metro style tiles look fabulous in

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White and Black Tile Patterns for Bathroom Flooring

White and black flooring is turning out to be a major choice for the bathroom tile flooring. The white bathroom tile is extremely popular among the customers these days. These black and white tiles are exclusively made up of marble, travertine, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite, glass mosaic, metal mosaic, and limestone.

The white ceramic flooring range come in variety of different patterns and designs. One important pattern among these white floor tiles is checkerboard pattern. It is a nice and easy looking design which gives a perfect alteration of two colors.

Pin wheel pattern is also an important pattern to mention when talking about black and white flooring. In this design a single black tile is surrounded by white tiles from all sides. Some modifications have been observed in this design which includes the white tile as the center of observation with black surrounded tiles, giving the floor a diamond like appearance.

One can also setup the white bathroom flooring by giving it a mosaic look. It may be a costly proposition tor the users, as the tile that has been cut in this specific fashion is rare to find. Thus it's better to create your own mosaic pattern which enables you to cut the tile in your own choice. Hence there is no need to bother about the availability and huge cost of tile that has been cut in the market. It may be a bit complicated design to have and may ruins the tiles if no paper work is done before the installation process. So it's better to have the mosaic design on the paper and then try this design by putting up one pattern. If it goes well you can put the rest of the patterns safely.

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Invent Fresh Imaginations of Home Decor With Marble Floor Tile Patterns

Marble is one of the most traditional and classic options for interior decoration. While the item is searched for the domestic floors, then the alternatives are rare. Marble looks most elegant and attractive on several spaces of the domestic floors. If you are thinking about renovation or any fresh project, then exploring the versatile marble collection would be a prosperous idea.

How to enter?

The marble tile patterns for floor can be your friend from the beginning. Let’s start designing from just behind the entry door zone of your house. Using two marble tile models for the entryway floor is on trend now. Many designers prefer to cover the center zones with specially patterned marbles like some drawings, influential designs or basketweave details. The border lines are created by another marble tile model. Here, the owners can choose a contrasting way.

Pure white Calacatta Marble, Carrara White or plain Botticino Fiorito is the better options for pattern creation. In such case, Emperador Dark or Café, Michael Angelo, and Rosa Verona are the perfect models for contrast making.

The entryway can be decorated with the simple Rosso Levanto marble tile. It has a specific patterned surface. The black base color with bright and lively strikes, veins and hues make the style very beautiful.

At the climax:

Whether you have reached into the middle path of your residence, then you have two main spaces;

Dining room – the place where outsiders spend most of the time. Therefore, space can be designed with very sophisticated and elegant ocean blue marble. The special finish lines, smooth surface with various color palate has excellent esthetic beauty. Such surfaces would save expenses on rugs, mats or other coverings.

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Bathroom Tile Ideas for Bathroom Floor Tile

Bathroom tile ideas for bathroom floor tile can help you know what options to consider for your bathroom. Bathroom tile comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns and textures and they are the basis for any bathroom design. Bathroom tile ideas can help you have the very best bathroom possible.

Ceramic bathroom floor tile is often used because of its durability, resistance to dampness, its safety to walk on when wet and its ease of cleaning. If you select ceramic tiles for your bathroom, consider using a tile that has a slip-resistant surface for bathroom safety, which is one of the best bathroom tile ideas. If you buy and install unglazed tiles, they will need to be washed frequently because they absorb stains quite easily. Bathroom floor tile shapes can be squares, rectangles, hexagons and octagons while accent pieces can be narrow and small diamond-shaped.

Here are bathroom tile ideas for bathroom floor tile:

1 – If you use solid color ceramic bathroom floor tile in your bathroom, you can add tile borders of a different color to the tile floor, or you can create a border by alternating different colors. This kind of visual treatment can create a more interesting bathroom floor.

2 – When using the same color ceramic tile for the floors and walls, choose a different tile size for the walls or lay the wall tiles diagonally to create a more interesting visual effect.

3 – Another of the bathroom tile ideas is to choose a grout color that contrasts with the ceramic tile color. For example, if you are using white tiles, you could use blue, red or yellow grout for contrast. Be sure and apply sealers to grout lines in areas of heavy wear since sealers will protect and preserve grout colors.

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